Rabies is a Strange Disease

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Rabies is an acute infectious disease of central nervous system caused by rabies virus. The rabies virus is transmitted to humans through animal bites, such as dogs, cats, monkeys, raccoons, and bats. Rabies is a virus neuroinvasive disease that causes inflammation of the brain. The incubation period of rabies virus depends on the time required to reach the central nervous system. Once the infection reaches the central nervous system and begin to show symptoms, if not treated immediately can cause death.

Signs and symptoms of rabies can be divided into:
Prodromal stage
Signs and symptoms of prodromal stage include:
1. High fever
2. Headache
3. Malaise
4. No appetite
5. Nausea
6. Sore throat
7. Respiratory insufficiency.
8. Can not sleep
9. Vomiting
10. Saliva, and tears out excess.
11. Convulsions
12. Paralysis
Stadium pensoris
Signs and symptoms of sensory stage include:
1. People feel a great pain
2. A burning sensation accompanied by tingling in the bite scars
3. Anxiety and overreaction to sensory stimuli.
Stadium excitation
Signs and symptoms of excitation stage include:
1. Muscle tone and sympathetic activity was not controlled, the more severe conditions can cause convulsions
2. Hyperhidrosis
3. Hypersalivation
4. Hiperlakrimasi
5. Pupil dilation
6. Fear of water
7. Apnoe
8. Cyanosis
9. Convulsions
10. Tachycardia
Stadium paralysis
Signs and symptoms of paralysis stage include:
1. Muscle paresis progressive
2. Impaired bone marrow
3. Paralysis of respiratory muscles, so patients are very difficult to breathe
4. Further conditions of bias caused death


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